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The dying process at the Fushihao Dyeing Factory. Shaoxing Paojiang Industry Zone, Zhejiang. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

Barrels of dye sit in the industrial zone. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

The outer wall of a dyeing factory. Shaoxing, Zhejiang. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

Smoke bellows from from chimneys belonging to the dyeing factories in the Shaoxing Binhai Industrial Zone © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

Inside a dyeing factory, Binhai Industrial Zone. Fabrics need to be washed after every dyeing process, approximately 4 times a day. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

Workers mix the dye with additives, inside a factory in the Binhai Industrial Zone. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

This dye mixing plant needs about 250-300kg of dye daily. Workers only wear simplified gas masks. Binhai Industrial Zone. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

An underground pipe system of the water treatment plant is overwhelmed by the rainstorm and starts vomiting out waste water and flooding the streets. Hangzhou Bay Economic Development Zone, Cixi City, Zhejiang: © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

A plant with 5 dyeing machines will need about 250kg of dye, along with other additives. Aproximately 2500kg of dyestuff paste circulates the plant every day. Binhai Industrial Zone. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace

Rubbish is burnt in the sreet, Hangzhou Bay Economic Development Zone. © Qiu Bo / Greenpeace